Seven Dirty Words and Six Other Stories: Controlling the Content of Print and Broadcast
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Seven Dirty Words and Six Other Stories: Controlling the Content of Print and Broadcast

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Why does the United States control the content of broadcast more strictly than it controls the content of print? In this provocative book, Matthew L. Spitzer explores the various rationales that support such different treatment and concludes that broadcast media should not be as strictly regulated as it is. Spitzer attacks the three most prevalent arguments in favor of bro...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published January 14th 1987 by Yale University Press (first published September 1st 1986)
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Thomas
Interesting scholarly study that essentially argues for cessation of content-based censorship in broadcast media. It was published in 1987, which means for practical purposes it predates the internet and therefore the web. As such it's a fascinating snapshot of what could be said about print-vs-broadcast just before it all went to hell and the whole argument became essentially moot. Taken in that context, it's vastly more interesting 22 years later, when the same arguments can be entertained abo...more
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